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Re: Totally Random Talk Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:30 pm
by pknumba1
iheartaiba wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:54 pm
I pretty much always get an awful headache when it's grey outside (not just cloudy but quite dark too) and/or low pressure. But this was the first time I felt sick, nauseated. And my head hurt sfm.
I remember the first time I had a migraine. I was with my family and we were traveling together in our car to go to a mall in another city about an hour away from where we lived. For some reason, my dad took a different way home and the road had a lot of turns and hills and I got car sick. I was so sick that I got super nauseated, along with a massive headache. Also, it was late at night and the headlights from passing cars made me queasy. I remember laying down on my side in the back of our van. I hadn't been that car sick in years. I determine that as my first migraine.

Re: Totally Random Talk Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:32 pm
by iheartaiba
^ That sounds awful :/


It's been warm here for a few days now. Almost hit 20°C today! It's been sunny too. I went for a walk twice today, and walked in total of at least 12km. But as much as I enjoy this weather I can't wait till it rains (probably on Friday). There's so much street dust that much asthma symptoms are getting worse. Today I felt like running but I can't because even just biking uphill makes my lungs burn. But at least I can walk :)

Re: Totally Random Talk Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:14 am
by forror
It's old news now, but I'm still surprised to hear of Miura Haruma as Lola in Kinky Boots. I've seen the show in the West End before and it's so... different from his usual roles.

Re: Totally Random Talk Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:49 am
by Nightshadow
pk: in here, all of those are careers. If you want to switch, you have to wait until Spring, and do the admission exam again, regardless of anything. Ten years ago, you could switch careers easier twice, but not anymore. I studied music, specializing in piano, and you have to start in junior high or high school, I was 13. I now don't like it very much, I left 4 years later. So in Music career, its by areas: piano, singing, composing and instrumentalist, that includes all the other instruments like violin or cello. This is one of the few faculties where you have to present not only the general exam for admission, also a music exam and an instrument exam. @_@ I still think the US system of minors and majors is all over the place. Or can you pick something related? Because I've always thought it sounded like studying a light version of two careers from around here, but I don't know for sure.

I hope both of you don't get migraines again, it sucks. I get them because of my rinitis, or perpetual hay fever, so it starts on my forehead. Same when there's humidity or the sky is grey. My thesis director and my best friend get them really bad, they can't even function normally and take this super strong medicine. I feel like I get light headaches compared to that. Dx

Re: Totally Random Talk Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:47 pm
by pknumba1
Nightshadow wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:49 am
pk: in here, all of those are careers. If you want to switch, you have to wait until Spring, and do the admission exam again, regardless of anything. Ten years ago, you could switch careers easier twice, but not anymore. I studied music, specializing in piano, and you have to start in junior high or high school, I was 13. I now don't like it very much, I left 4 years later. So in Music career, its by areas: piano, singing, composing and instrumentalist, that includes all the other instruments like violin or cello. This is one of the few faculties where you have to present not only the general exam for admission, also a music exam and an instrument exam. @_@ I still think the US system of minors and majors is all over the place. Or can you pick something related? Because I've always thought it sounded like studying a light version of two careers from around here, but I don't know for sure.

I hope both of you don't get migraines again, it sucks. I get them because of my rinitis, or perpetual hay fever, so it starts on my forehead. Same when there's humidity or the sky is grey. My thesis director and my best friend get them really bad, they can't even function normally and take this super strong medicine. I feel like I get light headaches compared to that. Dx
I think the US system's approach to finding a job or starting a career in the field you majored in is somewhat flawed. Most of my friends do not have a job that was their major, unless they got an internship near graduation and found a job that way. Also, a lot of it is that they get married and start families early, so there's that. For a while, I thought I was going to be alright because I was contacted within 24 hours of having my resume out there available for people to find and I got an offer. It wasn't a paid job, and after about 4 years that position ended up in the muck, but I guess that happens a lot within my major, unless someone finds a wealthy and large enough church that can pay a worship leader.

One of my wisdom teeth is really aggravating me. It's been bothering me for the last four days now and it's at the point where my gums have been pushed up and almost on top of my molar. So, there's a fun image for you all. XD I need to figure out how to get a dentist appointment and fast.

Re: Totally Random Talk Thread

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:52 pm
by Nightshadow
Well, around here there is no system for getting a job, after you graduate, you're on your own. We all make social service where you have to work or assist a researcher or professor, for free, for a certain number of hours. You can normally finish it as a sort of part-time job in a semester. But practically no one in certain areas gets a job that way. Sometimes lawyers and accountants can, but scientists, never.

I didn't understand the church part, sorry. ^^U For music, like playing the organ or something?

Trust me, go to the dentist quick. Wisdom teeth were a nightmare for me, I had to have all four of them removed, and the lower ones gave me a terrible time, I had to get surgery. Dx The quicker you get that sorted out, the better.

Re: Totally Random Talk Thread

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:06 pm
by pknumba1
Nightshadow wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:52 pm
Well, around here there is no system for getting a job, after you graduate, you're on your own. We all make social service where you have to work or assist a researcher or professor, for free, for a certain number of hours. You can normally finish it as a sort of part-time job in a semester. But practically no one in certain areas gets a job that way. Sometimes lawyers and accountants can, but scientists, never.

I didn't understand the church part, sorry. ^^U For music, like playing the organ or something?

Trust me, go to the dentist quick. Wisdom teeth were a nightmare for me, I had to have all four of them removed, and the lower ones gave me a terrible time, I had to get surgery. Dx The quicker you get that sorted out, the better.
To me, playing the organ seems like you have spiderwebs growing out of you. XD No, I play the piano and sing. Mostly sing. IDK if I'll go back to playing the piano for church, even though I do miss it a little. However, my current pastor is retiring this summer and his wife is the main worship leader, so they may ask me to help lead worship. Not that I'm holding my breath or anything.

I'll call around and ask for prices. What I'm hoping is to go to a dentist company that says they provide services whether you have insurance or not. The bad part is that they are a 45 minute drive from where I live, so I hope they don't examine me and then make me drive back and forth for appointments. We will see what happens.

Re: Totally Random Talk Thread

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 7:46 pm
by iheartaiba
Gosh, this is frustrating. I thought I had downloaded pretty much all Arashi files I lost when one of my external drives died, but when I started to list the files in Excel I realised I still miss a lot of stuff. Argh. But I'm getting there! And at least now I will know where everything is if I need them (or I ended up breaking a disk again and have to re-download).


How is everyone doing?
I'm super tired these days and I'm not sure whether it's because of depression (it's getting worse and worse again) or allergies or what.

Re: Totally Random Talk Thread

Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 7:03 pm
by Nightshadow
pknumba1: I loved singing, but in a choir, I'm too shy to sing solo. XD My voice has changed and now because of a surgery and I find it hard to get on the right key to sing. :( I actually couldn't sing for like a year, and I'll never get my original high soprano voice again.
True, I didn't remember the horrible medical system in the US. Social security in Mexico is a tax you pay as an employee and then you can go to the doctor's office, you get medicine, surgery, hospital services, anything for free. When I was in college and still taking classes I had that social security for free and that's how I got my wisdom teeth removed.

Haru: I totally understand your frustration. I don't have thaaaat many files since I have very few tv shows and I would still find it frustrating. Hope your depression gets better. :hug:

Re: Totally Random Talk Thread

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 3:37 am
by pknumba1
iheartaiba wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 7:46 pm
How is everyone doing?
I'm super tired these days and I'm not sure whether it's because of depression (it's getting worse and worse again) or allergies or what.
I've hit a bout of rough depression this past week too. Or perhaps the past two weeks. I don't know if I announced here, I've been so off lately. I got a new job and I'm two weeks in. I'm working at a hotel in my home town and one of the best parts is that it's only 5 minutes away from home. So, I will save a lot on gas money and I won't have to worry about bad roads during the winter. The thing is that as a housekeeper who cleans the rooms, I start my work day at 10am and end whenever my rooms are done. Depending on how busy I am, I could have anywhere between 10 rooms to clean and 4 rooms. However, some can be super trashed. Maybe because I'm going through a season of transition and things are hard for me.

Nightshadow wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 7:03 pm
pknumba1: I loved singing, but in a choir, I'm too shy to sing solo. XD My voice has changed and now because of a surgery and I find it hard to get on the right key to sing. :( I actually couldn't sing for like a year, and I'll never get my original high soprano voice again.
True, I didn't remember the horrible medical system in the US. Social security in Mexico is a tax you pay as an employee and then you can go to the doctor's office, you get medicine, surgery, hospital services, anything for free. When I was in college and still taking classes I had that social security for free and that's how I got my wisdom teeth removed.
Julie Andrews had the same thing happen to her. I don't know if she got sick with something, but I do know that as she aged her range decreased and she seemed to lose her confidence with singing.

Re: Totally Random Talk Thread

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 5:23 pm
by iheartaiba
pknumba1 wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 3:37 am
I've hit a bout of rough depression this past week too. Or perhaps the past two weeks. I don't know if I announced here, I've been so off lately. I got a new job and I'm two weeks in. I'm working at a hotel in my home town and one of the best parts is that it's only 5 minutes away from home. So, I will save a lot on gas money and I won't have to worry about bad roads during the winter. The thing is that as a housekeeper who cleans the rooms, I start my work day at 10am and end whenever my rooms are done. Depending on how busy I am, I could have anywhere between 10 rooms to clean and 4 rooms. However, some can be super trashed. Maybe because I'm going through a season of transition and things are hard for me.

While it's nice to hear your found a new job - and especially one that's so close - I'm sorry you aren't feeling good at the moment. I hope things will soon turn for the better!


I'm just melancholic or tired. Or both. I don't really enjoy anything these days and I feel like a robot. I just do things. I haven't even played PS4 lately 'cause it doesn't interest me :/

Re: Totally Random Talk Thread

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 11:27 pm
by pknumba1
iheartaiba wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 5:23 pm
pknumba1 wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 3:37 am
I've hit a bout of rough depression this past week too. Or perhaps the past two weeks. I don't know if I announced here, I've been so off lately. I got a new job and I'm two weeks in. I'm working at a hotel in my home town and one of the best parts is that it's only 5 minutes away from home. So, I will save a lot on gas money and I won't have to worry about bad roads during the winter. The thing is that as a housekeeper who cleans the rooms, I start my work day at 10am and end whenever my rooms are done. Depending on how busy I am, I could have anywhere between 10 rooms to clean and 4 rooms. However, some can be super trashed. Maybe because I'm going through a season of transition and things are hard for me.

While it's nice to hear your found a new job - and especially one that's so close - I'm sorry you aren't feeling good at the moment. I hope things will soon turn for the better!


I'm just melancholic or tired. Or both. I don't really enjoy anything these days and I feel like a robot. I just do things. I haven't even played PS4 lately 'cause it doesn't interest me :/
Thanks, iheartaiba. I'm doing okay right now. I'm hanging out at my mom's place since yesterday was Mother's Day. The two of us shopped around since I'm trying to find a new winter coat and a lot of them are 70% off. I was able to find the one I wanted, and in my size! My mom's concern was that it wouldn't be warm enough when the brittle weather hits. It doesn't have an extra lining in it like my old one did, and it's kind of sleeky material. I hope it works out because it was originally $280 knocked down to $40. And I need a new winter coat. I tried to find a new swim suit too, but there was nothing in my size.

Re: Totally Random Talk Thread

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 10:38 pm
by forror
^ Good luck with your new job and I hope things keep going upwards.

I've switched to wearing thermals and a down jacket from Uniqlo these past few years and it has served me well. For the British winter, at least. I've been trying to convince my mum to do the same since she keeps spending too much money on warm but non-fitted coats that let in too much of the cold/wind through the gaps.

This brings to mind my student days when we'd walk to and from school in as little as possible during the winter. Most school kids were doing it. You know, because we were tough. What utter stupidity. :D

Re: Totally Random Talk Thread

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 4:04 pm
by iheartaiba
forror wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 10:38 pm
This brings to mind my student days when we'd walk to and from school in as little as possible during the winter. Most school kids were doing it. You know, because we were tough. What utter stupidity. :D
In winter I often see teenagers with bare ankles, no mittens, no woolly hats or anything and I just think they are nuts. I was never like that when I was younger. It's actually quite amusing when kids say it's not cold (when in winter it may often be -10°C to -20°C) yet you can clearly see they are freezing.


Sorry for not being around much. My depression and anxiety are bad, and it's also so damn hot here. Well, not hot in my apartment (yet), but I don't feel like using my computer when it's over 25°C outside.

Re: Totally Random Talk Thread

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 11:12 pm
by pknumba1
iheartaiba wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 4:04 pm
Sorry for not being around much. My depression and anxiety are bad, and it's also so damn hot here. Well, not hot in my apartment (yet), but I don't feel like using my computer when it's over 25°C outside.
I wish it was hot like that here. We're getting a bit of a cool down here, but only because we're getting rain for the next few days. It's good because it's been so dry here, and I really like the rain. I'm actually looking forward to summer this year, which is a first. I'm pretty sensitive to extreme heat, but this year I'm looking forward to feeling the sun bearing down on my skin. I don't know why. Not that I want to get sunburned, but I probably won't since I don't have a job that keeps me outside all day anymore.

Re: Totally Random Talk Thread

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 3:24 am
by Nightshadow
PK, Haru, I hope you are better :hug: At least a bit, I know you can't magically get better from depression. :hug:

I've been a bit away, I had a rough medical thing and well, I had a cancer scare. Not nice, but I'm glad it was nothing. I was depressed for a bit too, but gladly it'll be over soon, 'cause it was nothing bad.

pk, I think Julie Andrews had to get throat surgery, I also heard the story. My problem is a consequence of thyroid surgery. I got that and I can't carry as much with my right arm, but maybe this one will eventually get better with exercise. But, well, small price to pay, because I was really sick and had to get the surgery.

I can't imagine a winter like yours, the most cold we've been here is like -4 °C and we felt like it was freezing, you must think we're nuts. The hottest I've been in the city is like 42 °C and that was horrible. But nothing compared to like 52 °C near the Mayan Riviera.

Re: Totally Random Talk Thread

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 3:39 pm
by pknumba1
Nightshadow wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 3:24 am
PK, Haru, I hope you are better :hug: At least a bit, I know you can't magically get better from depression. :hug:

I've been a bit away, I had a rough medical thing and well, I had a cancer scare. Not nice, but I'm glad it was nothing. I was depressed for a bit too, but gladly it'll be over soon, 'cause it was nothing bad.

pk, I think Julie Andrews had to get throat surgery, I also heard the story. My problem is a consequence of thyroid surgery. I got that and I can't carry as much with my right arm, but maybe this one will eventually get better with exercise. But, well, small price to pay, because I was really sick and had to get the surgery.

I can't imagine a winter like yours, the most cold we've been here is like -4 °C and we felt like it was freezing, you must think we're nuts. The hottest I've been in the city is like 42 °C and that was horrible. But nothing compared to like 52 °C near the Mayan Riviera.
I couldn't remember if Julie Andrews had throat surgery, or if she was just really sick. I do remember she wasn't too keen about singing in Princess Diaries 2 because she either was not confident she could sing well anymore, or she was afraid of hurting herself. It's a shame really. Singing was one of the main things in her life that her career was based on. I remember how she sang in Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, etc. To lose that must be devastating. I don't know what I would do if I lost my ability to sing. It might crush me.

Funny enough, the same thing happened to the lead singer of the band Flyleaf. She had to have surgery too, but that might have been due to screaming so much. She either had the wrong technique or she just did it too much. I think she still sounded good in her last album before she left the band. The girl who took her place was pretty good too, but I feel that Lacey was the one who made the sound for Flyleaf. It wasn't the same.

This past winter was insane!!! There were a couple mornings when I got up for work and had to drive 25 miles in the dark, and my car's thermometer would say -20(-29 celsius). I probably should not have started my car, but I needed to go to work! It complained by whining at me and I could not sit there and let it warm up. I figured it could do it's best as I drove. At least, I was able to start it and drive! Most cars would not do that. I think that's the coldest weather I've been in. The funny part was that as I shifted from park to reverse, I could feel the car physically shifting, but the display on my dash was really really slow. Like, "Park...rrreeeeeveeerrrsssssseee...."

The hottest for me would be in the triple digits. Mostly with heat index.

Re: Totally Random Talk Thread

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 3:39 pm
by iheartaiba
The coldest for me has probably be something close to -40°C. It was when we made a snowmobile trip to the top of the fell when I was a kid. It felt awfully cold because it was really windy. Without wind it would probably have been around -30°C which isn't that bad.

I can't stand hot weather. So when tabloids scream about a heatwave I die a little. Hot weather just makes me feel very uncomfortable and I feel like sweat a lot all the time. I'd be happy if it wasn't more than 20°C in summer lol Last summer was straight from hell. The heatwave lasted weeks and it was over 30°C several days.



My youngest sister graduates from upper secondary school this week so I will travel to my hometown tomorrow. Not really looking forward to it 'cause I don't get along with my mother. I'm taking my niece with me, but I really hope I don't have to babysit her all the time. I'd like to spend time with my sisters 'cause I don't see them often. My niece lives in the same city as I so I can see her pretty much whenever I want. I'm taking her with me 'cause that's the only way she can see her grandparents and aunts and uncles. She only sees them about once a year :/

Re: Totally Random Talk Thread

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:44 am
by Nightshadow
Reading about your cold weather makes today's hot afternoon feel better. XD I can't even imagine weather as cold as that. I also can't stand hot weather, I feel all dumb and slow.

I haven't heard of that band, but yeah, throat surgery is more common than one would think. Fortunately, I only lost my ability to sing temporarily, and even if my range has changed, I can still sing, but it felt so bad, I hope you never go through something like that because it's really depressing. And people don't get it, they just think that you shouldn't feel that bad because you're not a professional singer.

I hope you have/had a great time Haru, and happy B-day! :hug:

Re: Totally Random Talk Thread

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:53 am
by pknumba1
I loved today's hot(well, hottish) weather! It was quite windy, so I guess that helped. There are a few storms heading my way but they're not very strong. After working outside quite often during hot and sunny weather, I do enjoy it. As long as it isn't too hot or humid. Humidity really messes me up.

I hope I don't have to have throat surgery. I wouldn't know what I would do without my ability to sing. All I would have left is piano, and it's my secondary instrument. I have more confidence in my voice because 1) I don't have to tune it 2) It's portable and 3) I don't have to transpose for the different key or cleft.